Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and stocks of midstream energy companies fell sharply intra-day on March 15, 2018. The downward move was caused by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – also known as “FERC” - announcing that it would no longer allow MLPs to include a corporate income tax allowance in the contractual rates charged to certain customers. The Duff & Phelps MLP/Energy team provides their insight on this development in the attached PDF.
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For more than 80 years, Duff & Phelps has been distinguished by in-depth fundamental research. We have built on our pioneering approach to utilities, expanding to offer several specialized active strategies that seek to enhance individual investors outcomes.
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Italy held its general election on March 4, 2018 following the dissolution of the country’s parliament several months earlier. No political party garnered an outright majority in the election, which resulted in a hung parliament. Duff & Phelps’ International Equity Portfolio team discuss the political and investment implications in the attached PDF.
Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., an affiliated manager of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTS), celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Duff & Phelps Select Income Fund (NYSE: DNP) by ringing The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, May 8.